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Harbottle Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Harbottle, Morpeth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3372 / 55°20'13"N

Longitude: -2.1083 / 2°6'29"W

OS Eastings: 393230

OS Northings: 604796

OS Grid: NT932047

Mapcode National: GBR F6QQ.CL

Mapcode Global: WHB0M.L38S

Plus Code: 9C7V8VPR+VM

Entry Name: Harbottle Castle

Listing Date: 21 October 1953

Last Amended: 3 September 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236160

Location: Harbottle, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Harbottle

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NT 9304 (West end,off)

26/73 Harbottle Castle
21/10/53 (formerly listed as
The Remains of
Harbottle Castle)


Ruined castle. Started after 1157, reconstructed in stone C13, extensively
rebuilt in 1541.

The earliest work is a motte and bailey castle, the finest medieval earthwork
in the county. Ruined walls in~squared stone.

The ruins include a stretch of curtain wall c.40 yards long and 15 ft. high
with the remains of an angle tower at the north end. This wall separated the
bailey from an unfortified courtyard beyond. On the motte are extensive
fragments of a shell keep with one deeply-splayed C16 gun loop still in situ.
Two other smaller, but still high and dramatic fragments of the curtain wall
also remain.

Northumberland County History Vol.15.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NT9323004796

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